Author: Salik Shah

  • Plural Worlds, Plural Futures: South Asian Speculative Fiction

    A discussion with four South Asian science fiction and fantasy writers on imagining new worlds and futures: https://youtu.be/fsy1ps3av_c Today in #TSAL2020 we have a panel on Speculative Fiction featuring @miminality, @singlecrow, @salik, @mamohanraj, and moderator @deepasivarajan 📖 Last hour to register 👇🏽#fiction #Literature #litfest https://t.co/FbGF83aeYb — Tasveer (@TasveerSeattle) October 24, 2020 ABOUT TSAL, along with…

  • FIYAHCON – Fringe Programming

    FIYAHCON is a virtual convention centering the perspectives and celebrating the contributions of BIPOC in speculative fiction. Hosted by FIYAH Literary Magazine. The inaugural event will take place on October 17-18, 2020 and will host a variety of entertaining and educational content surrounding the business, craft, and community of speculative literature. Thank you to FIYACON,…

  • Writers of the Future Contest (2020)

    Writers of the Future Contest (2020)

    My climate fiction story “The Architecture of Loss,” set in a near future where the Indian tectonic plate breaks apart, is now an Honorable Mention for the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest (2nd Quarter, 2020).

  • Science Film Festival Workshop – Bangkok, Thailand (2018)

    Cover Illustration: Science Film Festival Philippines /    I’ve been working these past few weeks with Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan on the second edition of Science Film Festival in India. We’ve got some amazing films this year, and I’m very excited to be part of the organizing team. Photographs from the Science Film Festival…

  • Google: The Selfish Ledger

    Titled The Selfish Ledger, the 9-minute film starts off with a history of Lamarckian epigenetics, which are broadly concerned with the passing on of traits acquired during an organism’s lifetime. Narrating the video, Foster acknowledges that the theory may have been discredited when it comes to genetics but says it provides a useful metaphor for…

  • Future of India Fellow

    I am now a Future of India Fellow! The four-week long fellowship program to be held in New Delhi from June 11 – July 6, 2018 will be attended by “a distinguished cohort of highly motivated individuals selected through a rigorous process from applicants across the world studying in some of the world’s leading universities…. This is…

  • The Indian Experience: Three Poems

    Three of my poems “At Rajiv Chowk Metro Station,” “Khas Pidgin” and “Foreign Tongue” appear in the latest Sage issue of Coldnoon, an international journal of travel writing & traveling cultures. These poems are part of my debut collection, Khas Pidgin. PDF: https://coldnoon.com/…/12/The-Winter-is-Coming-to-an-End.pdf Text: https://coldnoon.com/…/sage…/the-winter-is-coming-to-an-end/ I think I wrote the poem “Khas Pidgin” in 2009, and “Foreign…

  • The Battles for Justice: No Country for Women

    “The Battles for Justice: No Country for Women” is an illustrated dispatch from India on the women’s struggle for justice from the times of the epic Mahabharata to the rise of a Hindu government and god-men in India. It’s a personal and complicated reaction to the rare conviction of a god-man, who sexually exploited women…

  • The Story of India’s Partition: 2nd Edition!

    Paperback available to order from Amazon POD. Illustrated by Anju Shah, the newly redesigned and updated edition of “The Story of India’s Partition: The Making of India and Pakistan” is now available on Amazon and Smashwords. You can order the new gorgeous edition as a digital bundle in three formats (epub, mobi & pdf) from Gumroad:…

  • New Book: The Story of India’s Partition

    On July 8, 1947, Cyril Radcliffe arrived in India for the first time. He had five weeks and four judges to settle the boundary between the newly independent India and a newborn state of Pakistan. After drawing the “ Radcliffe Line,” the British officer burnt his papers, refused his fee, and left the wounded continent…